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HE WAS LAUGHED AT ECJT
HE WON THE RACE
Wiana Wirta and the Silver
Cup,He Won in a Cross Country
The Spokane Press recently
promoted a cross country run.
Thirteen picked runners from dif
ferent "athletic club's' in Spokane,
Wash., entered the' contest and
raced over a five mile course, en
tirely on paved streeTs, starting
from the center of town,
Wiano Wirjta, "dark bourse!'
entrant "from the Finnish Ath
letic club, took the lead early in
the contest, and, with ostrich
like strides, easily won the race.
His time wsfis 9:08 J. ' '
Wirta is a Finn laborer. Few
knew him before the race. The
boys laughed at him and dubbed
him, 'Wienewrust, because he
.was tall and lanky. He is a veg-, "
etarian, and to that fact attrib
utes his success. ' ?
He was awarded, a silver loving-
cup for winning the contest.
O woman! In your hours of ease 4
You smile on us and whisper
Please';" " z
And we go otit and saw the wood
While you are testing breakfast '
food ' '
Old Doc Brom, the Peoria
poet who sent this in, was asked
how" He could rhyme wood and
food. He replied that he couldn't "
rhyme 'em. He said:
LWhy should a poet waste his time 7
A-huntmg for a proper rhyme?
If but a pretty thought be there, '
Why for rhyme or rrieter care?
"I see1 one of our big corpora2- s
tions is going to dp, something-
for its old clerks." . i-
"GoSd luck!" what form will it J-
take?" v; - -
,"Well, affef a inan Jias been f
with thehi twenty-five years -they're
going to give him a gold"' -4
stripe tn his sleeve. Tit-Bits. " J
- o o -2,
rNo wonder the flowers are'
wild. Think of the old maids that
go hunting them this time of
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